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obama. washington dc gets it. [applause] and of course i have to thank our former mayor and senator dianne feinstein. her transit leadership began at city hall when she over saw the rebuilt of our cable car system and wonderful you have been part of this and champion for this all these years. congress woman spare thank you and speaker pelosi we want to thank you for shepherding this subway. we needed champions like all of you and thank you for that. to the mta staff and the director and everyone doing the work, to the ta staff, to the mtc, thank you for all that you're doing. now i had in my talking points a reference that we know you need the central subway if you get on the 30 stockton and apparently everyone else had that in the talking points. through the denser parts of san francisco, as someone who doesn't have a car i have and millions of us have wasted countless hours trying to get through our downtown corridor but i want to take a moment to thank the most important folks who are not here with us and that is the people of san francisco. for years before i joined the bo
que muchos hispanos tienen de este segundo periodo de barack obama. desde washington , fernando pizarro, univision. y en todos los actos oficiales, es necesario resaltar la labor de trabajadores latinos quienes hacen posible la construccion de estructuras para la toma de posesion... maria rosa lucchini hablo con algunos de ellos. con sus propias manos... clavo a clavo... luis construye secciones de esta estructura frente a la casa blanca.. en la avenida pensilvania.. lugar donde el presidente obama y su familia veran el desfile... "trabajando los siete dias a la semana, diez horas diario y hasta ahora" este carpintero de origen salvadoreÑo es parte del ejercito de trabajadores latinos que ha hecho posible la construccion provisional de escenarios para la segunda toma de posesion del presidente obama.... en todos los actos oficiales... la mano de obra latina esta presente..."me siento orgulloso verdaderamente por ser latino y por estar aqui por primera vez haciendo una obra donde se va a llevar acabo la segunda, el segundo mandato del presidente y orgulloso de tener la oportuni
to republicans, on the obama second inaugural. >> washington is almost ready. massive security. barriers going into place. bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade and the presidential viewing stand, bullet proof and fancy. rebuilt every four years. >> but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll said that the country is headed in the right direction as president obama's new portrait is released is had approval is at 52% and likeability is at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today, there's more conflict. ponding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. he this raised the borrowing limit, but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget of deep spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they do not do their fundamental right and passes a budget. >> it's been a long time si
accent needs a little work. >>> okay. do you guys see that little -- look at that little obama doll. i'm don lemon live from the national mall in washington. it is just past -- just past the half hour here on cnn, live on the mall. it's so amazing here. excitement is building here in washington to mark the end of president obama's first term in office. and another four years. among the traditions on these inaugural weekends are the galas and the parties. and about 90 minutes, a very special host will kick off the kids' inaugural concert and our brooke baldwin is there. i like to call her brookster. brook, are you ready for this the kids' inaugural mall? >> don lemon, i will take your national mall and raise you a couple mega stars in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr
be crucial. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from washington on the eve of president obama's second inauguration, much more on that in a few moments, but we start overseas tonight where it appears a dramatic military assault has finally ended that violent hostage taking but al qaeda-connected militants in algeria, but not before two dozen or so hostages were killed. the dead include at least one american, but a number of westerners remain unaccounted for tonight. in a statement this evening, president obama said the dead and injured are in the thoughts and prayers of the american people. algerian military special forces staged the dramatic assault at the gas complex where hundreds of local and foreign workers were seized on wednesday. 32 militants reported dead. nbc's annabel roberts is following developments tonight. >> reporter: algerian special forces launched a final assault this morning. local media report the remaining seven hostages being held at the plant were executed and their captors killed. leon panetta said the perpetrators will be hunted dow
that press conferences washington post gave mr. obama a rare upside down pinochio. >> that's a brave voice, if you deal with those kinds of criticisms with the liberal mainstream media then of course the answers are seven or eight minutes long and you don't want many questions, but as fred barnes wrote in the weekly standard, a four year press honeymoon and now looks like it will be an eight year press honeymoon. >> jon: we've got the inauguration coming on monday, and judy is rolling her eyes as i phrase the question. how is that going to be covered? can you see the headlines now? >> i think we're going to have more of the same. i think what disturbs some of us is the double standard, if this president does something, if he kills people from 300 feet with a drone, if he draws up lists of americans who can be killed, it's fine, nobody says anything. if george bush did it,ed world would be coming to an end. >> water boarding was evil, but killing them is okay. >> jon: and next on news watch, do big public apologies really make a difference? and cut! very good. people are always asking me ho
? "the washington post" makes news caught in another plagerism scandal. mr. obama holds the last news conference of his first term and takes a shot at the media for the anger in washington and on the topic of doping, lance comes clean on oprah, will it help his cause or her floundering career? >> here we are in austin, texas. >> jon: on the panel, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller, and jim pinkerton and cal thomas and kirsten powers, i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest public lobbyists, publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty, not because that's true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves and behind the scenes they'll do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> jon: president obama on wednesday flanked by his vice-president and four children with their parents, pushing his agenda on gun control, taking a swipe at his opponents and the media in lock step with hi
people are expected to crowd streets of the nation's capital monday for president obama's inauguration. washington bureau reporter kylee campbell spoke with people who traveled hundreds of miles to witness history. >> reporter: in the days before the inauguration tourists converge on capitol hill. >> amazing. everybody is excited and the energy is very electrifying. you can just feel it, so i love it. >> reporter: inauguration planners distributed 250,000 tickets and expect more than twice that to pack the national mall. >> we've been planning for many, many months to have a robust crowd management plan in place regardless of the crowd size. >> reporter: california congressman mike honda gave up about 200 tickets through a lottery and a writing contest. >> sharing with us some ideas how we can improve this country and the government. >> reporter: this group won tickets through senate majority leader harry reid's lottery. >> i was ecstatic. so i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: not only are people from all over the country in to witness history with the presidential inauguration,
. a preview of monday's big celebration for president obama in washington. and part two of lance armstrong's interview with oprah. f ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. trying to find a better job can likbe frustrating.gs, so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a com
. we have a preview of monday's big event for president obama in washington d.c. and part two of lance and part two of lance armstrong's inte [ loud party ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a community service project in the washington d.c. area. they have asked americans to also take part in day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. there will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen traverse shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> this year officials
celebration. we have a preview of monday's big event for president obama in washington, d.c. part two of lance armstrong's interview with oprah. >> katie: today the president and first lady are participating in a community service project in the washington, d.c. area. they have asked americans to himself take part in a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. karen travers shows us to what to expect. >> thousands will pack the mall on monday eager to witness the second inauguration of president obama, but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> this year officials estimate estimate about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. that will be more for george w. bush but a far cry from 2009. the there will be star power, beyonce will take part in the swearing-in ceremony. supporters will be enthusiastic but the mood on the mall will be different and president's speech while the nation is not teetering on the brink like in 2009, president is struggling with high unemployment
was hopeful. ♪ at last my love >> president obama didn't have a full sense of what washington was going to be like for him. he had not been in the middle of these kind of down and dirty fights. the ugly reality of governing in washington today. >> that really did end up being a hallmark of president obama's first term in office. right? what happened that first night, that first night of his inauguration, what the republicans were meeting about in washington that night became the story of a large part of his first term, trying to negotiate, trying to bargain, trying to come to middle ground with republicans and republicans saying, no, no. no, no, never. no, no. no matter what he offered. that is why we had a first term in which this president kept offering the republicans, that he would go along with their republican ideas and mysteriously, they would even say no to their own ideas. >> this law failed by seven votes. when seven republicans, who had co-sponsored the bill, had co-sponsored the idea, suddenly walked away from their own proposal after i endorsed it. so they make a proposal,
'. officials say-for president obama's second inauguration, washington's national mall will have about half as many people as it did in 2009. undertaking. millions a- buzz with ceremony. symbolism. that big-event about 250-thousand people have coveted tickets- for president's platform. four-years ago, many who had on the periphery of the then be told you gotta go ceremony on monday, a live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> california crosses a new threshold in the flu epidemic. friday, california joined the c-d-c's list of states where the virus is widespread. climbing, nearly a half=dozen californians under the age of 65 have died. this year's flu vaccine is reported to be 62 percent effective. kron4's justine waldman was in fremont where health everyone vaccinated. kron four's terisa estacio went to an east bay store when people were lined up hoping to get vaccinated before its too late. >> sandy kabealo was confident but a little nervous. c
, but nobody believes them. this weekend, the other thing that's happening in washington is the obama campaign legacy project. 4,000 obama campaign volunteers and supporters will be meeting this weekend at a hotel in washington, with the top brass of the obama election campaign, to talk about how the organization that got this president elected, not just once, but twice, can now be used for maximum political effect during his second term. the heavies of the obama political team. senior adviser david plouffe. former top aides like robert gibbs, are all now going to be part of a permanent campaign organization called organizing for action. it was announced today in a video by president obama and the first lady. nothing like this has ever happened before. politicians have talked before about the idea of a permanent campaign, but the campaign structure that elected a president has never formally been turned into an organization designed to exist outside that white house in order to help that president get done what he wants to get done. the group says their first three priorities are supporting th
-earned dollars to celebrate president barack obama's inauguration in washington. cnn tom foreman now reports, the inauguration journey is about much more than the president. it's about connecting with american history. >> reporter: all across the nation, by planes, trains and automobiles, the faithful are converging on the capitol. from georgia, maurice madden made the journey last time to see barack obama take the oath. now it will cost him about $3,000 and a couple days vacation, but he's going again. >> i knew on the night that he was re-elected as president of the united states that i wanted to return to washington to be part of this celebration. >> the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama! >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures, the crushing crowds, to witness this quadrennial moment. this year, the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> hi, nice to see you again. welcome back. >> reporter: but still enough to fill hotels like the historic willard, where steve blum says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist
the obamas came to washington, a lot of people thought it was going to be the second coming of cam aelot a swirling around him. did that happen? >> they were really expecting excitement and they were expecting to see the obamas around town and to be invited to the white house and all that. no, it has not happened. somebody was asking me what the social life was like in washington, and i said well, there is no social life in washington. it's like little tiny dutchies all over the city where people have their own little friends and they see each other, but there's no kind of expansive social life that revolves around the white house. >> is that unusual? >> yes. it's gotten more like that. but george bush jr., w. they entertained quite a bit. they often went out. he was famous for going to bebed at 9:30, but hethey did go out. the obamas don't entertain. very few have been to the white house and they don't go out. they don't accept invitations outside of the white house except for their very small inner circle. >> how does the city feel about that? from everything i hea
at cnn. even as washington prepares for president obama's inauguration, it's also vowing to do everything necessary to protect americans in a harrowing hostage crisis unfolding in algeria. dan rivers is in london to bring us the very latest this morning. dan, good morning to you. algeria is defending a military operation that now has left at least one american and 11 others dead. what can you tell us about that? >> absolutely. this situation is not over yet. i think that is the headline. they're saying they're still pursuing terrorists and some hostages within this sprawling gas plant in the far south of algeria. as you say, the state department has confirmed one death. it's been widely reported he is from texas. the state department not going into further details about how many americans may still be missing. we're waiting for an update from london from the british foreign secretary william hague, chairing an emergency meeting about this. algerian state television is reporting that terrorists were planning to kill all of the hostages and to blow up this plant. so, it could have been a lo
of service today. including the first family, obamas helped fix up an elementary school here in washington. you're looking at video right there of them varnishing a book case after president obama painted those shelves. he thanked volunteers for their service. >> the fact that we've got some outstanding young people here today, i want to say thank you to the parents for showing early on to all our young people how gratifying and how fulfilling this is. this is really what will america is about. this is what we celebrate. >> and there are a lot of people who want to volunteer who do want to get involved, but don't know what to do to get involved. so this is why there is a service summit also being held today on the national mall to help with just that. suzanne malveaux has been there all morning kind of looking at the comings and goings and some of the volunteer opportunities that are there and also quite a few celebrity sightings. hey, suzanne. >> you know, kate, it's always great to come together for a good cause and people want to learn more how to volunteer. how do you get folks all in
lincoln and dr. martin luther king junior. president obama's inauguration is monday. >> washington gearing up for the 57th inauguration. crews busy getting everything in place. and it's lower than the $8 million. the number is higher than previous inauguration autos abc 7 coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of abc "good morning america". we'll stream coverage live from washington on abc 7 news.com starting at 6:30 monday morning so onair, and online. >> so how are apple, google and microsoft doing? plus more trouble at fox con. >> yes. we're live from bloomberg west with that and more on your bloomberg after the bell report. hi, emily. >> good afternoon, google's ceo larry page, tim cook and microsoft ceo will be facing wall street next week. the companies report earnings for the holiday quarter. it's the first time in three years they're expecting earnings to fall year over year. and it's apple wednesday, shares under pressure since september and fell in the last week after reports of week iphone 5 demand. microsoft on thursday, it comes down to
. >>> it's a beautiful crisp saturday morning in washington, d.c. as the capital prepares for barack obama's second inauguration as president of the united states. >> once every four years this fiercely political town briefly sets us up part shn ship. welcome. i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm anthony may sis. here's what's coming un. the majesty of the inauguration and what those first few moments may tell us about the next four years. >> we'll also remember a great american whose legacy is being celebrated today with the national day of service. 50 years after he led a march on washington. we'll discuss the dreams of reverend martin luther king jr. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up live up to the meaning. >> martin luther king iii joins us. >>> we'll find out what the white house is like for sasha and malia obama and those other rare americans who spent their childhood there. >>> and as the mo town legend smokey robinson prepares for the president, he sits down with us to explain why this inauguration is personal. ♪ and we'll be
inaugural for president obama. hundreds of thousands of people are starting to descend on washington for the inauguration. and this morning, we're looking past the oath of office to the next four years. the issues and the plans and the projects. but as our joe johns reports, some of the most notorious scandals also happen in the second term. >> reporter: president obama has high hopes for the next four years. >> i intend to carry out the agenda that i campaigned on. >> reporter: if he wants to reach that goal, history says a second-term president has got to move fast. >> power does seep away from the presidency very quickly in the second term. >> second term presidents and their congresses have two different clocks. and the president's clock is now moving toward history. and the longer view, and he can take more risks. the congressional clock is still going, according to the next election. >> reporter: but he can't push too hard. former reagan chief of staff, ken duberstein says after a second win, most presidents have an inflated view of their power. >> you have to figure out ways t
have started in washington, michelle obama is expected to attend a kid's concert. katy perry, and usher, members of the glee class are performing. the president will take the oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands. you if you attend, the temperatures will be in the mid 30s, bundle up. it's expected to be a little breezy as well. meanwhile the problem break through on the debt ceiling. the house gop said they are considering raising the debt limit for three months, a vote is scheduled next week, more details on that in a bit. >>> today, of course is the last full day of president obama's first term and it's the national day of service. day for giving back. earlier today the president and first lady volunteered at a school in the washington, d.c. area, nbc's ron is standing by the national day of service day tent at the mall and you have a special guest there with you as well, good day to you, sir? >> reporter: hey there, craig. my special guest is being mobbed by the crowd behind me. it's the senior adviser to president obama. she will make her way here in a second. as she come
from northeast washington, d.c. president obama and his family will be volunteering their on this day of service ahead of the swearing in ceremony of his second term. the president will be at the school to paint murals and help prepare. -- repair. first lady michelle obama at the elementary school inaugural ball. the official swearing-in at around noon. before the public swearing-in that happens on monday, along with the capitol lunch and a parade down pennsylvania avenue. all of that happening monday. starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern. the public inauguration ceremony, that will be held on the capital said. that they happens to be martin luther king, the holiday that celebrates his legacy. the senate historian gave a historical perspective. health varioust variou presidents treat the de. >>-- the various ways presidents treat the day. >> the constitution rights of the oath of office. -- rights out the oath of office. -- writes out the oath of office. most presidents say, "so help me god." there was a tradition, a folklore that developed that washington said, "so help me god." we as histo
weekend in washington, as president obama prepares to officially begin his second term. the last minute preparations for the inauguration celebrations. but first, the dramatic video of an avalanche rescue near lake tahoe. why the man whose life was saved. is critical of his rescuers. saved. is critical of his rescuers. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> pam: we are now getting a closer look at some rescue video. of a skier buried by an avalanche at lake tahoe last month you can see from this helmet cam video, that the buried skier was able to put a hand up above the snow surface. and then brush snow away from his airway until he was freed. the skier acknowledges mistakes were made by
elementary school in northeast washington there. i have to say mrs. obama sporting a little more form than the president painting that bookcase. >> she also has a pair of gloves. maybe he's worried about getting dirty. we lost the shot. that's okay. a lot going on today in the nation's capital. >> service events going on all over the city. with all the things going on, security is extremely tight. some of it you can see, some of it not so obvious. we want to talk to chris lawrence, who's covering this for us live on the national mall. chris, what's being done to secure all these inaugural sites? >> reporter: basically, this is an all hands on deck operation. some is easy to see like the police force, 2,000 to 3,000 other officers that have been pulled in from around the country. there are about 6,000 national guard troops also helping out, and that doesn't even count the federal agents, the fbi and of course the secret service who is running this whole operation. but what you don't see are the cameras. they have literally pulled in cameras from just about every agency that is around washin
. >> still so many questions. matt gutman. >>> now to washington, d.c., this evening and the countdown is on until president obama's inauguration. the president's first inauguration made history. tonight, preparing to make history again. and one familiar voice. abc's david kerley at the white house tonight. ♪ at last >> reporter: what a night, the new first couple serenaded by beyonce. the singer is back, but this time will perform as the president stands on the steps of the capitol. other stars too, alicia keys, katy perry, but rather than ten inaugural balls, there will only be two. other changes too, at this second celebration. the president takes the official oath of office tomorrow in the white house. on monday he takes the oath again on the capitol steps with his hand on two bibles, martin luther king's, and president lincoln's. >> i barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: standing on the national mall, as many as 800,000 people. that is nearly twice as many people who attended the second inaugurals of presidents clinton and bush. before the oath and the party, today the president
republic. >> in the capital of the u.s., washington and the rest of the country prepares for barack obama's second inauguration. ethiopia." >>> hello. a reminder of the headlines on al-jazeera. algerian special forces stormed a gas facility to end the four- day hostage crisis. these pictures show some of the hostages at the gas plant. it is believed 19 were killed, along with 29 gunmen. some remain unaccounted for. the french foreign minister has called on west african leaders to take the lead in the military operation in mali. syrian activists are reporting heavy shelling as the u.n. delegation arrives in the capital damascus to assess the humanitarian plight. >>> in the central african republic, 66 children are facing the threat of death, even though they are in the care of the un's children it agency. unicef took them under protection last month said it would not be recruited as a child soldiers. andrew simmons reports on the threat to these children's, despite the peace deal. >> she is a teenager and should be at school. instead, she is part of a rebellion that has a fragile peace agr
website -- go to our website right now. >>> it's a big time in washington, d.c. preparations are in high gear for monday's inauguration of president obama for his second term. at the same time people are marking dr. martin luther king's birthday with a day of service. cbs reporter randall pinkston is live in washington now with more on everything going on, a busy day there, randall. >> reporter: quite a bit going on here today, indeed. there are preparations we can see, of course, all the rises that have been set up on the grounds of the capitol and along the parade route. the fences that have been put in place to make sure that everything could be secure. and of course the preparations, we can't see. all the law enforcement officers are making sure that everyone will be safe. but today the focus, it is on a day of service as a part of the inaugural weekend. >>> construction crews are working around the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for th
president obama be blamed? one of the most accomplished washington insiders is speaking out about mr. obama. we sit down with the former secretary of labor robert reich. he also talks about dating hillary clinton. he's a colorful man. tonight the interview with uc berkeley professor robert reich. though he stands just 4'10" robert reich is a giant. from the beltway to berkeley. >> my first whiff of berkeley was this mixture of eucalyptus/marijuana/tear gas. i thought, i've arrived. >> arrived in 1968 as a grad student and, since then, reich has not just seen the world but has helped shape it. >> trickle-down economics is bunk. it always was. >> the left leaning reich has worked for several presidents. his relationship with mr. clinton is dynamic thanks in part to mrs. clinton. >> i knew bill clinton when he was 22. both of us were rhodes scholars together. we were assigned to the same college at oxford, became good friends. and even before that, when i was an undergraduate, i knew hillary. she was an undergraduate. >> did you go out on a date with hillary clinton? is that the buzz? >> i thi
's head back to washington now. randi kaye is live this morning at the national mall, ahead of president obama's inauguration. randi, i know that there have to be some heaters out there, some blankets, something! >> oh, yeah. we have quite the setup out here. it's pretty warm, and you can't see it, but i'll hold it up a little bit for you, i actually have a heated blanket on top of me. so they're taking very, very good care of us out here. we'll be out here all morning. the party certainly just getting started here. but then again, there's four years to look forward to. so what issues will define the president's second term? we will take a closer look. >>> but first, all morning long, we'll be taking a look back at past inaugurations. ronald reagan's second inauguration remains the coldest on record and for that reason, they actually took it indoors. we'll be right back. >> i, ronald reagan, do solemnly swear -- >> i, ronald reagan, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of president of the united states -- >> the offi
on washington for president obama's second inauguration. and this morning, we're looking past the oath of office to the next four years. the plans, the prospects, and the priorities. joining me right now here is white house correspondent dan lothian. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so nice to be with you in person here. >> on this chilly morning. >> yes, on this chilly morning on the national mall. we saw the president unveil his gun plan this week. do you think that's job number one right now? >> i think it is. you hear the president and the vice president talk about seizing the moment. they realize that there are other times when you have these mass shootings, everyone talks about, you know, coming down with some kind of new regulations. and then they forget about it. so they realize in this case, they have the public support. polling is showing that most americans want stricter gun laws. and obviously, there will be opposition up on capitol hill. there is some bipartisan support for what the president is doing, but i think in general, there is a sense that now's the time to get it do
standoff's politicians and supporters alike all had to washington on the second inauguration of chicago's president barack obama. the private swearing-in happened on sunday the public ceremony happened on monday its the first for many chicagoans even though it's a second time for the obama's. they are making the trek students performers supporters all heading to washington d.c. to witness history. they know the drill they have been through it many times before but never in front of a president. it's exciting. you get scared to meet the president. 54 young people representing the south shore drill team in the presidential inaugural parade and it almost didn't happen $25,000 trip people all over this city heard the story, $5 per year, $10 bear and generous donations for corporations and philanthropists. i don't even know how to explain it. the rich central high school band will not be performing in the parade but they're on their way to d.c. to witness the inauguration and compete in the presidential inaugural heritage music festival in baltimore. this is like history coming to life bein
election. for now, the next 18 months, obama's going to drive the agenda here in washington. this is the best time for him to get through immigration reform, gun control. this is the time for him right now -- this next year particularly is when he has the most influence that he'll have. >> do you concur with that? if you do, what does that say about the last two years of eight years for a president in the white house? >> it says a lot over the last couple of years about campaigning and doing politics, which is normal for the modern presidency. i disagree a little bit with perry. i think the president has these first 100 days. beyond that, it's dependent upon the state of the economy. that's going to be a determinate factor. >> you say 18 months. you say 100 days. you're tough. >> 100 days, then we'll see. >> there's a new political article i want to go on. it says democratic senators in red states may break with the white house. part of the quote from the article reads as follows -- senior democratic senators and aides say the president must face a stark political reality ev
in washington has been pretty much stalled. what kind of political finessing does president obama have to do the next couple of years to get around the gop? >> i think that by his numbers on reelection, clearly evidence that the country wishes to follow him. he has got to consistently make that case with the republicans. he's been successful so far in doing that. there's not been a rejection of any of his prospective nominees. there's been all kinds of pushbacks but not a rejection. he clearly is on a roll and probably for the next 24 months, he will continue to be on a roll. he'll only begin to hit a bump when it becomes clear that he is truly a lame duck. >> let's take a look at where americans stand on the president's next four years. the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll found that 51% of americans are optimistic about the president's next four years. 48% are pessimistic. these numbers mimic the election results pretty closely. how do you interpret those numbers? >> exactly the way the voters did last november. when they voted for barack obama to the tune of about 54%. and they rejecte
. hundreds of thousands of people starting to descend on washington for president obama's second inauguration. and there are sure to be parties and celebrations the next couple of days. let's not forget the president faces some serious challenges in his second term. and one of the big issues topping the list -- the push for tougher gun laws, of course. i'm joined now by cnn contributor and editor-in-chief of redstate.com, eric erickson and political analyst roland martin. >> hey! >> oh, boy. >> what's happening? >> eric, you -- >> where's your stetson, man? >> not happening. >> you didn't bring your hat. >> no. no, i didn't. >> the texas conservatives are not happy now, eric. >> he's already starting. >> i'm in georgia -- >> already starting, wow. all right, this week, obama proposed sweeping laws intended to reduce gun violence. we've talked about the ban on the sale of assault weapons, instituting a background check on all gun sales. so the obvious question i guess is -- will these measures work? roland, to you first. >> this is the fundamental problem we've talked about several times. this
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